Salem Academy 8, Pioneer Charter School 2: Tara Deschenes pitched a complete game for the win and added two doubles for the winners. Hannah Magee had an RBI triple for Salem Academy (2-0).
Notre Dame Tyngsboro 14, Ipswich 7: The Tigers (0-1) dropped their season opener on the road. Skylar Hambley went 3-for-4 with three singles, two runs scored and one RBI to lead Ipswich and Jill Lombard has a strong game defensively at first base.
Beverly 3, Lynn English 2: Pitcher Emily Pitman threw all 10 innings, striking out 14 band surrendered only three hits and three walks in the game. Ally Cabral gave the Panthers (2-1) the lead in the tenth on a single, scoring two runs. Aly Pia scored the games winning run on a fielders choice by Kate Silvestri.
St. John’s Prep 4, Catholic Memorial 1: Senior Evan Roberts struck out a career-high 11 and threw a 2-hitter as the Eagles (4-1) won their fourth straight and remained unbeaten in the Catholic Conference. The Prep had five doubles and nine hits, including Keith Leavitt’s 2-run double in the third. Rosario Missiti had two hits and one RBI and catcher Mike Geaslen had one RBI; Roberts didn’t allow a hit until there were two outs in the fifth.
Hamilton-Wenham 8, Triton 5: Junior Austen Michel hit a 2-run homer and recorded the final four outs on the hill to earn his first save of the season as the Generals moved to 3-1. Jack Clay’s two run single in the sixth helped H-W open things up while Brett Harring (RBI, run), Drew Gallant and Ted Hogan (two runs) all went 2-for-4 at the dish. Nick Weltler excelled in his first varsity start, going 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and four runs allowed.
Ipswich 12, Manchester 3: Four batters drove in runs as Ipswich (1-2) earned its first win of 2013. Junior Mike Savoie drove in three, including a 2-run double that helped break the game open in the fourth, and Erik Gongas, Austin Rubino and Sean Whooley each drove in two runs. Whooley allowed just two hits and fanned two in five nearly spotless innings to earn his first pitching win of the year, and Dan Bennett scored three times.